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ERSA: Responsible Sourcing Assessment

A comprehensive responsible sourcing programme

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Respond to emerging risks with ERSA, a comprehensive, LRQA-owned responsible sourcing programme

ERSA is a progressive, premium solution to industry responsible sourcing assessment and audits, owned and operated by LRQA. This user-friendly collection of data-centric tools enables clients to respond to emerging risks through a flexible responsible sourcing assessment programme, incorporating LRQA’s supply chain intelligence insights from EIQ.

Helping our clients respond to supply chain challenges, ERSA has been adopted by more than 50+ key retailers, brands, and companies globally and implemented at 10,000+ workplaces.

ERSA helps you:

  • Proactively stay compliant with social and environmental laws and ESG regulations
  • Obtain a holistic, and comprehensive overview of your supplier performance at the program and factory level
  • Improve alignment and partnership with suppliers on social and environmental responsibility initiatives
  • Work with your facilities to identify and address the root causes of issues and improve operations with an optional Corrective Action Plan process.
  • Establish an infrastructure for ESG reporting

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Our ERSA and Responsible Sourcing Assessment services

The Responsible Sourcing Standard

At the heart of ERSA is its Responsible Sourcing Standard which is benchmarked against industry leading protocols and leading proprietary customer programmes.

Actionable Insight

ERSA is integrated with LRQA’s supply chain intelligence ecosystem, EiQ, which means our expertise is supported by analytics that address current and future risks.

Worker Survey Integration

Worker Sentiment Survey results are integrated into the final report, making ERSA the first on the market to successfully integrate worker voice data into a site report.

Why work with us?

Global capability

We’re everywhere you are. With highly qualified auditors worldwide, we can provide a local service, including ERSA, with a globally consistent dedication to excellence.

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Flexible delivery

In many cases, our responsible sourcing assessment services can be delivered on-site or remotely using safe and secure technology. By blending face-to-face and digital methodologies we create a service delivery model to best support your needs.

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A history of firsts

We were first to receive accreditation to deliver certification services for a range of quality, environmental, and health and safety standards across the globe. And we continue to be instrumental in developing a variety of specific standards including ERSA, across different sectors.

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Sustainable focus

With over 20,000+ audits carried out every year, including ERSA, we are one of the world’s largest ESG specialists. We have developed the world’s first end-to-end supply chain ESG due diligence platform, incorporating unique proprietary data that is verified from the ground up.

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Would you like to transfer your responsible sourcing assessment services to LRQA?


If you hold a valid certificate with another provider and you are considering making the move, transferring your responsible sourcing assessment services to LRQA is simple. We'll work with you to ensure your transfer is as smooth as possible.

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